Film curator and co-founder of the "Views From The Avant–Garde," an annual series now in its 15th year at the New York International Film Festival. McElhatten has curated programs for the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; the National Gallery of Art, DC; and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Laura Poitras is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and artist. She is currently finishing a trilogy of films about post-9/11 America. The first film My Country, My Country, focused on the Iraq War and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007. The second film, The Oath, was about Guantanamo, and it won a cinematography award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Kianga Ford is an assistant professor of fine arts/new genres in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design.
LaToya Ruby Frazier received her BFA in applied media arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in art photography from Syracuse University. She also studied under the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and is the recipient of many awards, including a fellowship from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Gwendolyn Knight & Jacob Lawrence Prize of the Seattle Art Museum, a Creative Capital Foundation Award, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.
Bill Morrison's films have been screened at festivals, museums and concert halls worldwide, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Orphan film Symposium, the Tate Modern, London, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles. Eight of his titles have been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. Morrison is a Guggenheim fellow and a recipient of the Alpert Award. He has received grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Creative Capital, and The National Endowment for the Art. Morrison's film The Great Flood screened at Duke's Reynolds Industries Theatre on November 5th, 2011. Musician Bill Frisell composed the score and performed it live.